The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on Saturday, November 19, will close a section of Route 125 in Hancock so that a culvert damaged by Tropical Storm Irene can be replaced. The closure, which will take place along Route 125 about two miles west of its intersection with Route 100, will render the road impassible for two days. Work crews will close Route 125 at sunup on Saturday, November 19, and plan to reopen the road sometime on Monday, November 21. ‘There is no doubt that this closure will inconvenience some travelers,’ said VTrans Secretary Brian Searles. ‘Fortunately, most of the work can be done quickly and over the weekend to minimize impacts on people’s commute to work.’ Shortly after Irene destroyed a culvert in this location, state crews installed a temporary pipe adjacent to the old one. While this temporary culvert allowed the road to remain open, it is undersized for the location, and a larger, permanent structure needs to be installed. The new culvert will be made of concrete, and will have a larger opening than the original. The larger culvert will allow greater volumes of water to flow underneath the road, and help prevent similar storm damage from occurring in the future. While Route 125 will reopen on Monday, November 21, work will not be completed at that time. Motorists should expect traffic to be constricted to one lane at this location for several more days as crews finish repairs. Irene struck on August 28, 2011 and severely damaged more than 500 miles of state highway, including some 200 state bridges. Today, only 2 bridge locations remains closed, and all but nine miles of state roadway are open to public travel. Questions regarding storm-damaged roads and bridges related to Tropical Storm Irene can be answered by calling VTrans’ Irene Storm Center at 1-800-Vermont. People can also visit VTrans’ website at www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external) and follow the agency’s progress on both Facebook and Twitter. read more
Advertisement Comment VAR in the Premier League could be temporarily suspended (Getty Images)The Premier League has been the option to scrap VAR while teams will be allowed to make five substitutions during games.The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has made a temporary amendments to the laws of the game in order for leagues to cope better once they restart.With players now set to play a high number games in a short period of time in order for the season to finish, teams will now be allowed to make five substitutions during matches in order to reduce fatigue and the risk of injury.To reduce the amount of stoppages in games, the new law stipulates that teams will only be able to make substitutions at three separate times during the match, as well as at half-time.ADVERTISEMENT The Premier League could introduce five substitutions when the season resumes (Getty Images)Every league in Europe can choose to adopt these new laws or keep the current rules in place.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe IFAB has also allowed leagues to temporarily stop using Video Assistant Referee technology, even if they started with the season with it in place.The use of VAR in the Premier League came under regular criticism before coronavirus halted the campaign.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking earlier this season, the IFAB even accused the Premier League of not using the technology correctly as too many decisions were not ‘clear and obvious’.‘Clear and obvious still remains – it’s an important principle. There should not be a lot of time spent to find something marginal,’ Lukas Brud, the general secretary of IFAB, told the Press Association.‘If something is not clear on the first sight, then it’s not obvious and it shouldn’t be considered. Looking at one camera angle is one thing but looking at 15, trying to find something that was potentially not even there, this was not the idea of the VAR principle. It should be clear and obvious.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 May 2020 2:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link902Shares Premier League given option to scrap VAR and use five subs in games Advertisement read more
Brookville, In. — Members of the Franklin County law enforcement team recently spent a day familiarizing themselves with legislative changes that take place on Sunday, July 1.Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Police Department, Batesville Police Department, Oldenburg Police Department Mt. Carmel Police Department and Indiana State Police participated.